This forgotten gem by the author of Morning's at Seven was originally produced in 1936 and revived in New York by the Circle Repertory Company in 1985. Set in a mid western living room, the play is about what happens when a man who has married a sophisticated woman and carved out a successful career in New York returns home believing his mother to be seriously ill. It's a false alarm, but Richard and his wife stay on to visit and the wife meddles with the lives of these simple people. She decides that John, a sophomore unhappy with college, should return to New York with her. The family doesn't think much of this and the battle is on!
"In characteristically humane fashion, Mr. Osborn uses the effects of the homecoming to create a study of attitudes, mostly humorous but sometimes painful. " - Christian Science Monitor
"Well written.... Provides gentle laughter and a warm feeling for a time when life in America seemed more manageable." - Women's Wear Daily